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Non-3DO and Mixed Collections

Posted: Mon Mar 30, 2009 4:03 am
by mattyg
A Sampling of my boxed consoles!

I will be organising a photo of my 3DO stuff later this week

L - R Amiga CD32 , Mega CD II , Neo Geo CD , Goldstar 3DO , Virtual Boy , Jag 64 , PC Engine , Gamecube and Lynx!
In the background eagle eyes may spot a Wii , CD-i 220 , Sanyo 3DO and my media server This is my upstairs TV and is a 32 inch Philips plasma/lcd hybrid
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Posted: Thu Apr 02, 2009 4:13 am
by awbacon
How do you like the CD32? Ive been looking at them, but the software itself seems hard to track don (other than ebay, which I hate)

When my Jaguar shows up this week, Ill post some photos of my setup

Posted: Thu Apr 02, 2009 6:42 am
by Lemmi
heh i dont think you want me to post 38 pics so just look at them here :D

some items have been sold and these pics have been on villagephotos since late 2003

Posted: Thu Apr 02, 2009 6:25 pm
by UnholyTancred
How is the CD32? I've been wanting it for a while but the only times I ever encounter it are those $100 buy it nows on eBay from that shady dude from Shanghai. Don't know if it's trustworthy or worth it.

Posted: Sat Apr 04, 2009 12:24 am
by mattyg
To put it bluntly the CD32 is an underrated machine. It was the first console I purchased since the 2600! I shared a house with a guy who was a "Sega Master" and was paid per call on their helpline - so I had no need to buy a SNES or Megadrive as I always seemed to be living with someone who did! A girlfriend introduced me to the CD32 and the moment I saw Microcosm running my jaw dropped. I always liked Amiga games but couldn't justify buying a full 1200 set up for gaming. The CD32 was the answer to that! There were some awesome point and click games (Simon the Sorcerer , Darkseed , Beneath a Steel Sky ), some decent Shmups - (Super Stardust , Chaos Engine , Alien Breed) , and sims such as Gunship 2000.
So yeah its worth it - there is a distincly european art look to the games which seem to have a character all of their own even if you've seen it all before.
As for purchasing one - well according to the forums beware of the Chinese ones - They are either illegal copies or the remains of the Phillipines stockpile - either way you are better off paying a premium for one privately.I got stung though after purchasing one in "fair condition" that had some serious corrosion issues and a controller with dodgy connections (common but fiddly to fix - you'll need a soldering iron).
They do tend to be reliable but because the major releases were in the UK , Germany , Australia etc be aware that most have 230-240V power supplies and are PAL out of the box.This can be changed to NTSC with an Amiga mouse in the start up BIOS.
As for the software - it is difficult at times to find and overpriced - you are much better waiting for Joblot sells on evilbay or via the guys on the Forums - I am happy to help out too!
My boxed one is a rarely used UK model - I continue to use the dodgy one with a new controller - I never complained to ebay though because it was a good price and it came with some decent software.

Posted: Sun Apr 05, 2009 7:58 pm
by Trev
CD32 software is tough to track down! I'm still looking for a decent source. I'd like to find out whatever became of 'Centsible Software' They used to have a decent selection of all amiga goods. Bought out? Merged? Closed shop?

Posted: Sun Apr 05, 2009 8:03 pm
by UnholyTancred
If the shady CD32s being sold from Chinese sellers are leftovers from the Philippines stock... that wouldn't necessarily be bad. All their BIY claim it's an NTSC console.

It'd be easier getting that to run than a PAL console... I think.

Well I don't have any extra cash at the moment anyway, but I'll be cruising ebay once in a while to see if any legit CD32s are up.

Posted: Wed Apr 08, 2009 8:49 pm
by UnholyTancred


Posted: Wed Apr 08, 2009 10:03 pm
by 3DOKid
Steady tiger.

Posted: Sat Apr 11, 2009 7:06 am
by UnholyTancred
Here are the consoles currently connected to my TV (just about all of 'em).

I'll continue to update this post with further pictures of my video game collection... if I ever stop being lazy :P

And also I suggest it would be best for 3DOKid not to look at these pics. I saw how he chastised Bitrate for not vacuuming his carpet. I can only imagine his response to the mess that is my small room ;)


Posted: Sat Apr 11, 2009 10:02 am
by pitsunami
Its nice to have everything hooked up ready to play!
Nice ...

Posted: Sat Apr 11, 2009 1:02 pm
by 3DOKid
If I'm truthful, I'm hardly in a safe position to comment :)

Posted: Sat Apr 11, 2009 5:41 pm
by awbacon
thats a giant cord jungle mess! If my dog got anywhere near that, I think he might accidentally strangle himself.

I will post photos of my setup after easter. My gf is loving enough to let me have 10 consoles hooked up to the television in our living room.

Now thats love haha

Posted: Sat Apr 11, 2009 7:20 pm
by UnholyTancred

Wire management has never been my specialty.

My Jaguar isn't hooked up and neither is my PS1. I'm not even sure if the Jag is still working. I plugged it in a few months back and it decided to smell like burning chips. Shoved it in the closet haven't touched it since.

My 360 is hooked up to my PC monitor so it's not there.

All those consoles are hooked up via A/V but I have to do some minor unplugging/replugging for the AC especially with that ginormous Genesis/32x/CD combo.

Posted: Sat Apr 11, 2009 8:25 pm
by 3DOKid
I want a 32X too.

Posted: Tue Apr 14, 2009 4:56 pm
by BryWI
I got bored. Time for some "somebody buy Bry a camera" pictures.

First up is my DS games.


Next up some GBA games, e-reader, some e-reader cards, and a gba and DS. (camera might not tell you that upper left is castlevania double pack) (bad camera!!!)


Here is some of the smb3 e-reader cards. These are level cards that unlock some different levels to play.


These cards show a demo of how to do a special trick.


These cards give you items in your item storage.


These cards act like switches turning a special feature on or off. One of them makes enemies turn into coins when you use a fire attack on them. The other one is quite interesting. It makes vegetables appear like in smb2(us) and you can pick them up and throw them at enemies. strange.


Now time for some gamecube games.


and last of the batch of crummy pictures. :)


Someone buy me a camera! :)

Posted: Sun Apr 26, 2009 8:56 pm
by PowerPie5000
I would like to post some pics of my stuff but some of it is all boxed away due to lack of space! I have quite a bit and will probably start selling some of it sooner or later (do not PM me on this just yet!)

Ok here we go:

Amiga 500 1mb (oooohhh :lol: )
Amiga 1200 with 030 magnum accelerator with 32mb RAM and 3.2gb HDD

Sega Megadrive original UK launch console (the one with superior sound)
Jap Sega Megadrive modded with 50/60hz switch and language/region mod switch.
Sega MegaCD 2 with extension for my MK1 Megadrive :)
Sega Saturn UK launch release MK1 with all in one action replay cart
Victor Saturn Jap import
Sega Dreamcast original UK launch release that plays backups

Super NES - UK PAL
Nintendo DS

Sony PS1 original UK launch release - audiophile version
Sony PS1 with mod chip and also ps1 hacker cartridge (fits in port on the back)
Sony PS2 original black "fat" version
Sony PS2 rare limited edition Aqua Blue version (europe only release)
Sony PSP limited FF7 Crisis Core Edition

Neo Geo CD Jap import modded with region/language switch
Neo Geo AES pal (i *might* eventually give this both 50/60hz and region switch mods)

Xbox 360 Pro got the new Jasper chipset release! Still prefer my PC though.

Creative 3DO Blaster - ok this is not technically a console but i dug up my old Olivetti 486 PC from the loft earlier today to check if i still had it all for someone in this forum!
And of course my Goldstar 3DO system rev 2 :

I may have missed a couple of systems out but will not now until i clear out the loft and cupboards etc... and of course i have so many games for all these systems!!

I also have a few PC systems which include my current Core 2 Quad gaming rig, my Dell work PC and a few oldies stored away in the loft!

I might post some pics when i can be bothered unboxing most of it and possibly setting it all up! then i have tyo create a photo bucket account just to upload pics to this site... what a load of hassle :lol:

Posted: Tue Jul 07, 2009 2:30 pm
by grand_barbare
:arrow: :arrow: :arrow:

Posted: Tue Jul 07, 2009 2:31 pm
by grand_barbare
***reserved for next pictures*** :D

Posted: Tue Jul 21, 2009 7:41 am
by mitchsnell
Hi mattyg..
I had watched your image its look like that you have great video games collection..
I especially like Neo Geo CD , Goldstar 3DO , Virtual Boy..
Thanks for awesome info...

Posted: Wed Jul 22, 2009 5:46 pm
by grand_barbare

Posted: Fri Jul 24, 2009 7:15 am
by grand_barbare
edit : others MEGADRIVE french cartmods PAL :)

Posted: Tue Sep 29, 2009 5:33 am
by mattyg
This is my updated pic of my current boxed consoles! pictured are some of the larger boxed accessories as well - enjoy!

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left to right - Atari 2600 , Colecovision , Intellivision , Atari 2600jr , NES , SNES , Killer Instinct controller pack , Master System II , Lynx II , Lynx II carry bag , Mega Drive II , Amiga CD32 , Neo Geo CD , Game Gear , Core Grafx Turbo , Mega CD II , FZ-10 , Goldstar 3DO ,Pana joystick , FZ-1 , Virtual Boy , Jaguar , Jaguar CD , N64 , N64 Pokemon edition , PC-FX , Saturn , Saturn wheel and Gamecube.

this does not include my loose stuff which includes a Wii , CD-i , Sanyo 3do , Platstation 1 , DS ,DS lite , Gameboy , Vectrex , Dreamcast plus others!

Posted: Tue Sep 29, 2009 7:19 pm
by BryWI
tell that ghost to stop standing on your chair. heh.

Posted: Wed Sep 30, 2009 4:47 am
by 3DO Experience
Good to see your boxes are in good shape. I had a little disaster happen in one of my rooms and a few boxes that had nothing but boxes in them got wet. I had to toss out so many moldy boxes I wanted to cry. Almost every 3DO long box was ruined and a good chunk of console boxes. Luckily my Nintendo cart boxes were up high enough to survive unharmed.

Posted: Wed Sep 30, 2009 6:23 pm
by Lemmi
nice boxed collection mattyg, i dont even have an original atari 2600/colecovision boxed, ive always wanted one but when i was collecting they were going for way more than i was willing to pay or the boxes were torn up or taped to shit

a guy on atariage (breakpack) i think.
was living with someone in the basement and with all the rain they had he lost 95% of his collection he only had time to move a few things up to the attic and the 2nd floor(main floor) and the water came in so fast that it took out the 2nd floor of the house as well
i think he only saved his modern stuff like the xbox 360 and ps3

someone said they opened a dam to keep the dam from breaking, luckily everyone was ok in the neighborhood

i had a flood here in may just after i broke my heel but i didnt lose anything this time around because i had put everything up on blocks with wood after the last flood so everything was up off the floor, also totes help alot since the flood didnt get above 4 inches in the deepest part of the basement

Posted: Sat Mar 06, 2010 2:30 am
by AlexSan der Move
Hi to ALL YOU!!! :) I'm a big 3DO-fan from Ukraine, but i see's this topic and my iyes bigining to RUN - first in a laft and 2-nd in a right!!!!! It's INCREDIBLE!!!! :shock: :) ( my english is no very good and sory me for this:) )

Posted: Sat Mar 06, 2010 6:39 am
by oldskool
Welcome to the club Alex, it seems that you really do enjoy the 3DO as much as we do! Matty, damn fine collection you got there, everyone really. I should take pics of mine sometime soon.

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by grand_barbare
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Posted: Mon Apr 12, 2010 7:05 pm
by 3DO Experience
Can you tell me about the MVS Muticarts?